The 26th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival is ground zero for the Black film and entertainment communities!
Don't forget to mark your calendar for our next season, which will be held February 7 - 18, 2019 in Los Angeles! Stay tuned to our website and social media channels for exciting updates, festival news and more!
PAFF's most glamrous event attracts Hollywood celebrities, local politicians, tastemakers, and key-influencers. This well publized, upscale, star-studded event is attended by 500+ special guest and media. It is a heavily covered media event. hosted at a prestigious venue includes a film premiere, red carpet. VIP Reception, post screening with live music , dancing, open bar, food buffet and plenty of celebrities.
The PAFF Institute serves as a platform to amplify the voices of industry powerhouses, community influencers, sports figures, cultural icons, thought leaders and disruptors who seek to educate, inspire and empower those who desire personal and professional elevation.
The art show brings out over 100,000+ visitors from Los Angeles, across the country and around the world. Over 100 established and emerging fine artist and quality craftspeople from the US and across the globe. ArtFest includes the exhibition of the creative works of over 80 fine artists and unique craftspeople, as well the standing room only fashion show. Artistic presentations include sculpture, paintings, jewelry, wearable art, ceramics, and more.
7500+ Students and teachers attend one of PAFF's most important and popular special programs. Each weekday morning during PAFF, students attend screenings of specially programmed, age-apporpriate films that highlight topics of interest to young people. After the screening PAFF provides conversations with filmmakers, celebrities and community leaders.
Los Angeles City Council President Herb J. Wesson, Jr., 10th District
Los Angeles City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson, 8th District
Los Angeles City Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr., 9th District
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, 2nd District
California State Senator Holly J. Mitchell, 30th District
California State Assemblyman Mike A. Gipson, 64th District
Commissioner Willard H. Murray, Jr., Water Replenishment District
U.S. Congresswoman Karen Bass, 37th District
U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters, 43rd District